Drake shows his support to George Floyd and his loved ones by sharing “Affirmation,” a poem by Assata Shakur.
Minneapolis, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. are just a few cities where protests, riots, and looting has occurred within the last few days. Following the social media circulation of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers, civil unrest has erupted across America. Celebrities have stepped forward to offer words of support and edification, including Killer Mike, T.I., Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Drake.
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The OVO Sound mogul kept his comments brief over on his Instagram page, but he did share a poem by social activist Assata Shakur. “I believe in living. I believe in the spectrum of Beta days and Gamma people. I believe in sunshine. In windmills and waterfalls, tricycles and rocking chairs,” the poem reads. “I have been locked by the lawless. Handcuffed by the haters. Gagged by the greedy. And if i know any thing at all, it’s that a wall is just a wall and nothing more at all. It can be broken down.”
“Rest in heaven George Floyd 🌹,” Drake wrote in the caption of the lengthy poem. The rapper gathered a massive amount of support from his famous friends, so take a look at his post below to read the poem by Assata Shakur in its entirety.